Camps, Classes, and Lessons “OH MY”

Okoboji Sailing Center

Kid’s Own Vacation! Whether you are a weekly Okoboji visitor, here for just a few days, or a local looking to keep the kids busy this summer, there are camps, classes or lessons to appeal to all kids! While the kids are having a blast learning something new, travel around and check out local shops, Read More »

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Ice Fishing Frenzy

Ice fish

Just Fish What is one thing anyone and everyone can do in Okoboji all year long?  If you answered fishing you are exactly right! Believe it or not WINTER is one of the best times to fish in and around Okoboji.  Ice fishing opportunities abound in and around the Iowa Great Lakes and it has Read More »

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Fall Okoboji Dining Guide

Okoboji Store Food

Enjoy this comprehensive Lakes Area Dining Guide for all things tasty in Okoboji!  Please be patient with our dining establishments, they are very short staffed.  We try to keep this as updated as possible but hours are changing all the time so call ahead or check Facebook for the most updated hours for each establishment.   Read More »

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Okoboji Couples Winter Escape

kissing booth

Winter is the perfect time for an Okoboji Couples get away!  Winter is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as busy as you want to be.  Rest & Relax Oakwood Inn Winter is a GREAT time to head to Okoboji to Read More »

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“WOW” Girlfriend Getaway


Whether you are looking for a girl’s weekend, mother daughter getaway, or a chance to jump-start your holiday shopping Okoboji is the place to be November 12th – 13th. Wow – Okoboji Women’s Weekend is the premiere Holiday Kick-off shopping extravaganza. Here are some suggestions for a memorable Okoboji Wow Weekend! STAY Of course the Read More »

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Okoboji Fall Couples Getaway


Whether you are a long time empty nester or experiencing it for the first time we can help you plan a fabulous Okoboji fall getaway to celebrate (or mourn) the empty nest!  Fall is a beautiful and much slower paced time to visit the Iowa Great Lakes while still finding plenty to keep you as Read More »

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Okoboji: All Things New

minnie queen

Berkley Bedell State Pier in Arnolds Park, Iowa The most asked question every spring in Okoboji is, “So what is new this year?”  There is so much to talk about this year! So let’s jump right in! New This Season Nektar Nektar, previously located in the trailer by Antiques of Okoboji, has moved inside of Read More »

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Patio Dining and Drinks


When summer finally comes we all want to be outside as much as possible! Here are 17, YES 17, great patios for outside dining or drinks! Tavern at the Park Tavern At The Park is a Modern Gastropub featuring unique food and bar menus, indoor and outdoor seating. You may even find live music on Read More »

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We Welcome You to Okoboji!

Arnolds Park

Summer in Okoboji!  What could be better? Businesses in the Iowa Great Lakes area are OPEN with safety and hospitality in mind. Okoboji businesses are following recommended safety protocols from the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health while creating a welcoming atmosphere for their guests. We ask for your PATIENCE and KINDNESS with business Read More »

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Sunsets & Chardonnay: “Adulting” in Okoboji


Suset Whether you are empty nesting, a couple looking to get away for a long weekend, or a group of friends there is so much to do sans kids in Okoboji you may want to book a whole week! Okoboji Commons Hotel STAY As far as accommodations there are many fabulous choices.  Check out the Read More »

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“FOCUS” means the center of interest or activity; focal point; heart; the core; or center of attention. Synonyms for “FOCUS” include attention, priority, concentration, to pay particular attention to. In our busy fast paced, plugged in, work, work crazed culture it is easy for us to lose “FOCUS” on what matters in life. We understand Read More »

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